I don't understand why everyone hates this movie... (by marynaiad-lopez)
I really enjoyed this movie! It's a laugh-out-loud romcom, which is genuinely unconventional. It is awkward in all the right places. This movie is clearly making fun of mainstream romcoms, and NO it is not "trampling on the ideals of marriage", if anything it is displaying the glorification of marriage in today's society. Yes, there is strong language. I believe a brief scene of nudity not really? . Perhaps you have to have a great sense of humor to watch it.I would normally give it a 7.5 BUT since the rating is so low I am posting a 10, hopefully some of you will give it a <more>
Stephen Merchant played the part of Danny the best friend of the husband in the movie and he was totally hilarious since he was so politically incorrect and just plain obnoxious. He says everything that comes to mind and it usually invokes a mouth opening response and no one seems to challenge him. I love his part in the movie but I have to tell you Anna Faris' character Chloe sort of surprises you with an unbelievable body when she shows off her curves in a lingerie store. Just for the part of Stephen Merchant and Anna Faris this is a must see movie, although the rest of the characters <more>
do a great job as well, but those two in particular really stick in you head.
The British rom-com "I Give it a Year" is not the movie of the year, but it had mucho charming wit and earnest comedy for you to give it a chance. "I Give it a Year" does resemble the monarchic film of British rom-coms- "Four Weddings and a Funeral"; but I would not propose it to be in the same category. "Four Weddings" is in a class in itself. "I Give it a Year" stars Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall as British newlyweds Nat and Josh. The movie chronicles the ups and downs of Josh and Nat's first year of marriage. As in "Four <more>
Weddings", the film also includes an eccentric group of friends of the leading protagonists; with one friend being Chloe Anna Faris who just happens to be Josh's ex-girlfriend, and another being Danny Stephen Merchant , the zany "play by no rules" clown of the clan. Nat and Josh are challenged by several circumstances during their first year of matrimony which includes this guy named Guy Simon Baker , who is a Solvents business tycoon and is working an advertising deal with the ad agency where Nat is employed at; but what this Guy really wants to do is close the romance deal with Nat. Writer- Director Dan Mazer did an amazering I mean amazing job in helming & scribing this picture; especially how he was able to get around the formulaic rom-com maze and give the movie an authentic cool wit to it. My only problem though with Mazer's effort is how he depicted the Guy character falling hard for Nat without knowing anything about her. I adored the performances of the movie. Spall and Byrne were a jpy to watch in their leading roles; give this Spall chat a year, and he just might be a wholesome name in the industry. Faris was fairly good, and Baker was a bit too alike like a similar role he had in "The Devil Wears Prada", but he fit the bill. The Comedy Merchant Acting Marine is there such a thing? should sign up the British comedic talents of Stephen Merchant, who was just a riot in his small role. Hey, how can I forget? Even the Minnie Driver rode smoothly into "I Give it a Year" with her role as another friend of the clan, who is quite hilarious with her insult bits of her husband. I do give my blessing that "I Give it a Year" is worth walking down the cinematic aisle with, so please don't separate from watching it. ***** Excellent
This was just a breath of fresh air. I hate romantic comedies so upon hearing that this was ANTI romantic comedy and more emphasis placed on the comedy aspect of the film i wanted to see it. It's a funny, witty, exquisitely entertaining, and has something for men and women to enjoy.The situations the characters find themselves in seem entirely natural and not forced which only makes them funnier and everyone done a really good job comically.What compelled me to write this short review of the film is that despite this being the films release date 8th Feburary there are no ratings or <more>
reviews. It really deserves to be seen and it was great fun. And without giving anything away it's not what you think.
Great movie, terrific British humour (by mgillon-1)
After reading some of the reviews I was not sure what to expect. I found a movie that was better than expected. Myself and the whole theatre were laughing out loud throughout. Some of the reviewers just love to read their own writing and some of us don't want every movie to be "Lincoln". We just want a good old fashioned, don't think too much movie that makes us laugh. If you like American slapstick humour this is not it. It is terrific British humour at its best. If you liked "Something about Mary" you will love this. I just got back an hour ago and am still <more>
laughing. Watch the trailer, if you like it then go see the movie. Unlike many films where the best bits are in the trailer and thats it, the trailer just serves as an appetizer. If you are a prude don't go. If you are like the rest of us and want a good night out go see it. Don't be put off by reviewers who wouldn't know funny if they sat on it.
Wow, some of the reviews here are pretty harsh. I just finished the movie a few minutes ago and it was laugh out loud funny. There are a few cringe worthy jokes but not even coming close to derailing the film. Everyone here has explained the plot so there is no need for me to take your time with that. If you are offended easily you might find some of the humor offensive but if you just want to have a good time, check it out. The leads and supporting cast are all very good. Anna Faris is a sweetheart here, Rose Byrne is always good and Rafe Spall is hilarious. I don't understand the <more>
guidelines of needing to have ten lines so in order for this to be posted I will need to add a few more lines.
It's a matter of taste, but I found it very funny (by neil-476)
Nat Rose Byrne and Josh Rafe Spall get married after a whirlwind romance. As their first year of marriage progresses, they begin to learn that they don't seem to be very compatible. When one factors in the reappearance of Josh's previous love interest Chloe Anna Faris and Guy Simon Baker , a romantically inclined client of Nat's, both of whom seem to have much more in common with the spouses, one wonders whether the marriage will survive for a year.This romcom is, in the modern fashion, fairly rude, so don't go and see it if you are offended by smutty humour, sex, <more>
nudity or bad language. It is also, again in the modern fashion, largely powered by the humour of embarrassment best friend Danny Stephen Merchant delivers a Best Man speech of excruciating embarrassment, aware but uncaring of the offence and discomfort he causes, for instance . Again, if you don't care for this sort of humour, you're not going to enjoy the film. And it's clear that a number of reviewers, both professional and other, belong firmly in that camp - nobody likes everything.But the proof of the pudding lies in the eating. I saw this film in a fairly well attended screening with a mixed audience, mostly mature couples and not the sort of audience I would have expected this film to appeal to, except that they were all people who had experienced the difficulties which the experience of living with someone else brings with it. And that is at the heart of this film. When I wasn't laughing out loud, I was giggling almost constantly - I found this film very funny. And, from the evidence of my ears, I was not alone - there was a lot of especially female laughing out loud.Spall and Faris have some funny stuff, and Byrne is also funny by virtue of playing it straight - of the 4 principals, only Simon Baker suffers from an absence of humorous material. But the secondary characters make up for this, with Merchant's crass best friend and Olivia Coleman's sour relationship counsellor being best of the bunch. There are some very funny set pieces - Baker's attempted hotel seduction, Faris' threesome, Coleman's phone diatribe - and stay through the titles in order to catch Jane Asher's final line.I really enjoyed this and I recommend it highly but only if you are in the mood for that sort of thing .
Last year there were very few films that I found that funny, mainly because a lot of the humour was American.This British film gives a refreshing look on the romantic comedy and has a simple yet interesting plot.Both main actors are brilliantly suited to their characters, but it is mainly Stephen Merchant who gets the most laughs - kind of stealing the show really. It's not a perfect film, it's a bit predictable in parts, but not boringly so.Definitely worth the watch!! Just don't watch it with your parents
An intelligent detour with the perfect touch of awkward (by protilius-862-771061)
British humor never really settled well with me.But in this case... Its intelligently written and hosts a wonderful selection of moments to shake your head at and smile.The characters are diverse, the situations are plausible, and the cast does a great job entertaining with the passing of the film.I was particularly entertained by a scene where Anna Feris had to cope with an awkward threesome. Great stuff.Go for it. I was forced to smile and share on facebook being it was such an unexpected surprise.It goes far to showcase the sometimes unpredictable situations our commitments and human <more>